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Creation Date: September 14, 1961
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DOD Will Establish New Defense Supply AgencyThe



Defense Departmentw will be called the Defense Sup ment and economy in our log- subsistence (Army), Clothing under the agency as soon as pos-
establish a uniform, ply Agency and that it is hopedit istics management." and Textiles (Army), Traffic sible, said DOD.
jointly staffed agency to buy, will contribute to better team- Included in the functions to be Management (Army), Petroleum In line with the unanimous
manage, and distribute cer- work and increased understanding taken over by the new agencyare Products (Navy), Medical Sup- recommendation of the military
tain common supplies and re- throughout the service sup- those now carried on by the plies (Navy), General Supplies services, studies will also be
lated services for the Armed ply system. Armed Forces Supply Support (Army), and Construction Sup- made by the new agency to determine -

Forces, acording to an an- The new agency is said to have Center and the Consolidated; Sur- plies (Army). whether industrial pro-
nouncement by Secretary of resulted from studies directedby plus Sales Office. In addition to these commodities duction equipment, chemical sup-

Defense Robert S. McNamara.A the Defense Secretary in The agency will also assume and services, managementof plies and aeronautical spare
defense Department spokesman March 1961, and will, he said, the functions now performed by selected electrical and elec- parts should also be brought
said the new organization "result in substantial improve Single Managers in the fields of tronics material will be placed (Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 5))




6ND Golf Tourney Save Your Money
J
The four-day tour- Soft drink bottle
S losses may cause ser-
now underway
ney
JfI x
will trophy end awards.Saturday with vending vice to all be machines.stopped.empties Return to-


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Jacksonville Fla. 14 September 1961
Vol. 19 No. 24 U. S. NAS


BuPers Announces I I Kick-Ofi Rally Monday



New Integrated EM 4 ?b JaxActivitiesOpenChestUnited



StructureThe : ..,
'ao.ar,4.
\
Rating ; \; ? a ;;

Bureau of Naval Person \ : : :;' DriveMilitary

nel has announced the transi I

tion to a single, integrated enlisted -

rating structure which ;:' '::'>i\' : and civilian personnel of Navy activities in the

will serve both peacetime and Jacksonville area are getting off to one of the earliest starts

wartime needs. ever in order to assure a quick success to their participationin
Work on the new structure the 1962 Community Chest-United Fund Drive to be con-
has been in progress since 195'i ; ? 6 II 1: ducted in Duval County.

and applies to all enlisted personnel ,Three kickoff rallies this week
both Regular and Reserve and next will launch the cam- participating ommands will also -
: be present. The Jax Navy
including individuals or : i?k.: ? 4 nH dk t a' 2>tp S q t paign among some 20 Navy activities Band will provide music. A
inactive duty. involving a total of 29-
specially prepared slide presentation -
By December 31, 1961, when 400 military and civilian person- entitled "Please," which
the rating changes for inactive nel. depicts the activities of the CC-
duty personnel have been implemented I Units located at Cecil Field UF will be shown. 1
all individuals, botl Naval Air Station wasted little The Community ChestUnitedFund
active and inactive duty, should time in getting started. A kick- Drive is an appeal to all
be in one of the ratings listed off rally was held there Tues- hands to give through the Chestin
in BuPers Notice 1440 of Augu
day. Naval Station Mayport units
a united manner to 42 worth-
24.The will assemble next Tuesday at while agencies.No .
most recent change in rat- 1430 to launch their effort. overall monetary goal has

ings is in the.Gunner's Mate rat- Activities at NAS Jax will been announced for the Navy

ing, which has been redesignated NEW STATION CO-Capt. James R. Compton U expected gather in a giant, kickoff rally drive. The Navy is setting a tar-
Gunner's Mate (GM) as a gen- at 1000 at King Hall of "One from
to arrive here on September 25 to assume command of the Monday get Day's Pay"
eral rating in pay grades E-8 Naval Air Station, succeeding Comdr. Walter J. Schub, who where some 1,000 keymen and each individual and 100 percent
and E-9. has been serving as Station skipper since the departure of Capt. campaign workers will assemble.The participation from units.
James R. Reedy on August 12. Capt. Compton comes to NAS
The present general service will include key- Contributors need not
program worry
from duty in the Operations Division of the Joint Staff Com-
rating of Gunner's Mate (GM) mander in Chief Pacific. Comdr. Schub'will resume his duties note addresses by Rear Adm. about contributing in one lump
in pay grades E-4 through E-1 as NAS executive officer. Joseph Carson, CommanderFleet sum, unless they so choose. It
has been reorganized with three Air Jax; military unit representatives Is emphasized that contributorscan
service ratings; Gunner's MateG NAS ; and Community pledge and pay for equal
(Guns), Gunner's Mate M New' SkipperTo Chest-United Fund representatives. amounts during the course of the

(Missiles), and Gunner's MateT I Commanding officers of (Picas Turn to Page 6, Col. 5))

(Technician). ,
Commencing with the Feb-i Arrive SoonCapt.

ruary 1962 Navy-wide examina-
tions advancement examinationsfor
both, active and inactive duty James R. Compton, reporting from duty in the
personnel will reflect changes Operations Division of the Joint Staff, Commander in Chief,
made by BuPers Notice 1440. Pacific, is expected to assume command of Naval Air Station

Inactive Naval Reserve person- Jacksonville on September 25.
Named to succeed Capt. JamesR.
nel in the new Gunner's Mateservice' Naval Academy in 1934. He will
Reedy, now a rear admiral,
ratings who participatein be the 16th commanding officerof f:;
who departed the Station Au- Sri
the January 1962 Naval Re- the Station since it was estab- N
gust 12, Captain Compton will
examinationswill
serve advancement lished on October 15, 1940.
series "K" relieve Comdr. Walter J. Schub,
take the present
Following a two-year tour of
who has been serving as skipperin
examination. the interim. Captain Reedy' fleet duty as a junior officer
assumed duties as Commander aboard the USS Idaho, Captain
Carrier Division 20 at, NAS Compton was ordered to Pen-
Disaster Control Quonset Point, R.I. on August sacola for flight training and
14 in his new rank of rear was designated naval aviator in
Transferred To admiral. July 1937. His first' assignmentin Ul

NCSO Bldg. 200 THE CHANGE of commandwill the aeronautical organizationof : _
to Bombing
the
be of an informal nature Navy was ,
Administration of the NAS from
Five operating
Squadron
and will be held in the officeof r F/.t
Disaster Control Organizationhas the commanding officer. Cap- the carrier USS Yorktown. A
been transferred from the year with the USS Tennessee
tain Compton will read hisorders' # ;
1W/f
Plans Officer to Naval Con- followed.IN : : :hi "
aviation unit 'q & x : :,i
relieving Comdr. Schub 'j:$; @:d 'W11'.$
f'dK d
trol of Shipping Office, Build- ) :
1940 Captain Compton was '' tj
and will immediately assume <_ $Z;
ing 200. command. Comdr. Schub will resume ordered to duty with Patrol NEW CAPTAIN-Capt. Carl L. Wilhelm. (left) Dental Corps Is
All matters concerning Dis- his duties as executive of- Squadron 32 at Coco Sola, C.Z., shown as he accepted the papers from Comdr. Walter J. Schub,
aster Control will be handledby ficer. after which he was assigned to NAS Commanding Officer last Thursday appointing him to the
Lcdr. A. J. Feher, Naval rank of Captain. Capt. Wilhelm is an Assistant Dental Officerat
Patrol 52 execu-
Captain Compton, 51, is a na- Squadron as and Dental Officer at the
the NAS Dental Department was
Control of Officer
Shipping ,
tive of Hopkins County, Ky., tive officer and later acting com- U. S. Navy Supply Corps School. Athens Ga, before coming
Ext. 234. and was graduated from the U.S. (Please Turn on Page 6, Col. 4)) io Jax in July of 1960.



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NAS Jtcbonvtllt + ,
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Comdr. Walter J. $chub' Commanding Officer CfV i a 0
FlMt Air J.ck onvni i NAB 6ND xy

Rtar Adm. JoMph M. Carton ____ Commander # 3' is ix
Capt. Vincent C wy Chief of Staff, Falrjex
Capt. C. L Moore, Jr. Chief of Staff, NAB Six
,
Fleet Air Wing Eleven
Capt. Renfro Turner, Jr. Commander '.
Capt. Murlln W. Alley Chief Staff Officer :--:" : r ''I ,x Q a aL
,
,
Naval Air Technical Training Unit : :
Capt. Hartsel D. Allen Commanding Officer : //.L:
Comdr. Eugene F. Verdery Executive Officer :.. .:?':(- 'It
Naval Hospital .
Capt. R. O. Canada Commanding Officer L :
Capt. Stephen H. Tollni Executive Officer
Naval AIr' Reserve Training Unit .., .
Capt. Ralph E. Elliott Jr. Commanding Officer ci t\V
Comdr. William M. Miller Executive Officer I
Printed commercially with non-appropriated funds In Jacksonville, Florida at
no expense to the government and In compliance with NAVEXOS P-35 Rev. July
1958. Distributed free of charge to military and civilian personnel of Fleet Air
Jacksonville, Naval Air Station, Naval Air Technical Training Unit, Fleet Air Wing Y.tiy I
11, Navel Air Reterve Training Unit and U.S. Naval Hoiplfil. ;
Service Information Officer! .L .-..........--, ,TComelf. Alex N. Mclnntt, Jr.
Assistant Service Information Officr._______ .-.._-Andrew H. Planey
Newt Editor-Arthur A. Slocumb Staff-Mae Spencer J01; Sandy Martinton, .G1UAbfY'H
JOSN, Ralph Bailey, SA. Photographer, Joy Moreau, PH2. ro
Member of North Florida Industrial Editors Association and Southern and International ,
Council of Industrial Editors.
The Jax Air News Is a member of the Armed Forces Press Service. Material 'i1:

appearing. In this publication can be reprinted providing credit Is given. Photographs WORD-Sgt., Darrell R. Jensen, (right), Safely Officer for toe Florida High.
THE OFFICIAL
unless otherwUe credited, are official U.S. Navy Photographt. talk to trainees attending NATTU's"Safe
last week to
Editorial offices located In Room 230 Main Administration Building. Phone way Patrol. took time off from his busy schedule traffic laws of Florida and Duval
"official word" on
extension 8164, 656, 272 or 216.Keeping Driving School, giving them the left), Safety Engineer for
County. Sgt. Jansen wa Introduced Jo the group by S. Tai.opoulot. {

Slim Trim Is NATTU. _

I


A Serviceman's DutyWhenever Res/cfenfsAsfced Use Off-Street NATTU's Safe Driving



the service -or even local commanders- I Boat ParkingResidents School Aids ReadinessJax

launch a campaign to encourage overweight men to slough of the 800 Apart-

off excess fat by dieting and exercise, you're sure to hear ments are requested to dis- The objective of the Depart-

agrieved voices chorusing that it's an invasion of the serve continue the practice of park- ment of the Navy Safety Program -

icemen's personal rights. ing their boats and trailerson Navy Credit is "to provide a maximum

Understandably, people,with a weight problem are sen- Mustin Road between state of operational readiness by
sitive about it and inclined to be resentful of equip-
any suggestionthat Birmingham Ave. and Build conserving manpower,
they are a special group singled out for corrective coun- ing 803 and in the parking Union Grows Fast ment, and material through arcidentprevention -

sel. The services fully appreciate this. But they also see be- lot in front of Building 802. mea sur e s."

yond the personal problem. Adequate facilities are One of the accidentpreventionmeasures

Corpulence impairs a man's duty performance. The available for parking this In Federal GroupFrom at the Naval Air Technical -

overweight individual physically sluggish, is likely to be equipment in the lot behind Training Unit carries the

Just as dull mentally, lacking in the initiative that marks Building 800, and the lot between a recent report released' label of "Safe Driving School.

the superior serviceman. If excessive eating and lack of Buildings 803 and 805. by the U.S. Department of This school first began in 1955

exercise are at the root of his disability it's plainly In the This arrangement will allow Health, Education and Welfare, under the direction of S. Tasso-

best interest of the military to light a fire under him for more parking sptce for motor it is learned that there are 9,905 poulos, Safety Engineer for

the good of the service and for his own good. vehicles and improve the Federal chartered credit unions.Of NATTU.

Keeping in shape-physically and mentally has always appearance I of th,? station.VP5's this number, 931 or nearly 10 The school is a two-day, four-

been intrinsic to service life. Now President Kennedy's percent of them, are made up exclusively hour-a-day course, designed to
,
physical! fitness program for the nation ,highlights the prob- for Federal employees.The acquaint trainees with need for
lem as it affects those of us in uniform. We are expected to
Jax Navy Federal Credit safe driving, familiarize trainees
set an example-in in behavior in deed-for
appearance, ,
Annual I with the law (natural and man-
Union, located in Building 39,
others to follow. So emphasis on the matter of proper weighthas
been can ,be justifiably proud of the made) which govern the drivingof
never more opportune.Take .
place it occupies in the Federal motor vehicles, and to inform
the case of a career man at a western military In- Shows of
Inspection union trainees of the major causes
chartered credit
stallation. Always given to stoutness, he had hit a high of group. .
343 when he voluntarily went to the base hospital for help. From available data, reports accidents. ,
He admitted '61 show that it is growing at a fas- civilian in chargeof
and two-month
was as a patient in a periodof ImprovementThe Tassopoulos,
supervised dieting, shed 60 pounds. ter rate than any other credit the "Safe Driving School" at

But could he continue the abstinence once dischargedfrom "Mad Foxes" of Patrol. union in this category, both in NATTU, not only conducts these

the hospital and on his own V ? He could and did, although Squadron Five underwent Fleet members and assets. It maintainsone classes for NATTU personnelbut

it was far from easy. In the next six months he got Air Wing Eleven's Annual Ad- of the lowest delinquency for the rest of the Jackson-

himself down to 208-not excessive for a man of his husky ministrative, Personnel and Material records, which speaks well of ville complex. Prior to the establishment -

build. His advice to others? "Will power and fortitude are Inspection last week at both members and management. of this school in

the main ingredients-anyone can do it if he's willing to Hanger 123. It has provided;: loan and life 1955, there were five fatal automobile -
the of the so-called foods." savings insurance at no cost to involving
forgo pleasures fattening The inspection began Tuesday accidents
Will power and fortitude-In other words, self diciplineIt's morning when'the FAW-11 team the members. It has maintained NATTU personnel. This figure accounts -

I as elementary as that. No serviceman suffering from arrive at the Patron's offices to a better than average dividend for personnel on leaveas
overweight should require the prodding of 'his superiors to inspect the past year's records. rate of 41% percent; has made well as in the Jacksonvillearea.

lick the problem. But, like the man in the case cited, if he Wednesday, Capt. Renfro Turner possible interest refunds of 5 Since the school has been
can't do it alone he'll find his medical service more than Commander Fleet Air Wing percent which is done by only in operation there has been only
4.2 of all credit unionsin
willing to help. Eleven 'nspected the squadronand percent one fatal accident, involving
the United States and has
,
presented Donald E. Collier, NATTU personnel, which occur-
aviation electronics technician managed to keep over 99 per- ed in February of 1960.
$100 Pensions For Honor Medal HoldersAll : cent of its funds active, eitherin
third class, with air crewman loans to members or approved The "Safe Driving School" is

Medal of Honor winners, I wings.It investments.To proud of this record...but does
and Air Force Medal of Honor "-.I.
as soon as they reach the age of was universally noted by not take all the credit lor w's
Roll" when reach the continue activities at this
50, will be authorized to receivea they age the inspection team that there outstanding achievement. All
accelerated speed, it has become
pension of $100 per month un- of 50. was a marked improvement over those connected with the schooldo
der legislation that has been Medal winners who already are last year's showing, pointing up necessary to expand facility feel, however, that the "Safe
signed by the President.The receiving the $10 monthly pen- the fact that the Mad Foxe" several times. With each im- Driving School" is serving its

present pension is $10 per sion will be paid the new $100 have increased their ,efficiencyand provement, members have been purpose in installing in the
month and is restricted to MOll rate automatically from the effective their proficiency. given further benefits. The J1X minds of its trainees the fact

winners who are 65 or older and date of the new law. So Navy Federal Credit Union has that the automobile is as dan-
Patrol Five has hada
Squadron tried to make comfort: convenience
for -
who have applied developed
will those
who were honorably discharged.In September besides the gerous as any weapon
packed
courtesy and speed a part
the special pension before the like any
addition to increasing the in by mankind. But,
inspection. They participated
of the service.As .
effective date of the change, and the
monthly payment and reducingthe ASW exercises, a Project Mer- other dangerous weapon
age limit, Congress erased whose applications are still pend- cury recovery and are preparingfor one member said recently, automobile can be used to great

the honorable-discharge require- ing.The overseas deployment to Spain "I can't understand why anyone advantage. It all depends on the

ment. payment is in addition to and Iceland In November.The who is eligible has not take who is behind the wheel
The new law will specify that any other pension or benefit to advantage of the many services person
winners of the Medal must apply which the recipient may be entitled squadron is commanded by of the Jax Navy Federal Credit running the show, and the valuehe
Comdr. Thomas H. Casey: Jr Union." life.
for entry on the "Army, Navy, places on a human






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Thursday, Sept. 14

Mainside-Scream of Fear, 1900
only.

NATTUnit-Konga, 1900 only,

Hospital-Imitation G e n e r al,
1900 only.

Friday. Sept. 15

Mainside-Last Time I Saw

Archie, 1900 only.

NATTUnit-Scream of Fear,
1900 only.

Hospital-Konga, 1900 only.

Saturday Sept. 16

Mainside-Th re e Worlds of
Gulliver, 1900 only. LARGEST A4D CLASS EVER GRADUATED BY VA.44These A4D Familiarization Course graduates from VA-44'i Class 35.
NATTUnit-Last Time represent the largest such enlisted maintenance class ever complete the training syllabus since inauguration of the replacementair
I Saw group squadron in June 1958. Some 1,200 enlisted trainees have been qualified in all phases of maintenance on A4D and AD
Archie, 1400 and 1900.HospitalScream type attack aircraft for placement with Atlantic Fleet squadrons through indoctrination and various phases of training for their

of Fear, 1900 individual rates. .
only


Mainside Sunday-The Sept.Mouse 17 That Clay Memorial Training Of Personnel

Roared, 1400 and 1900.NATTUnitThree .p. 1
Hospital Is *
Worlds of

Gulliver, 1400 and 1900. Seeking Nurses
At VA44Since
Never-Ending
Hospital-Last Time
I Saw The nursing situation is be-

Archie, 1900 only.Monday coming acute at the Clay Me-

Sept. 18 morial Hospital, Green Cove its inception as a train trainee assigned, and helpinghim I r7? ?1-Fi
Mainside-The Day The Sky
Springs, due to the gradual ing squadron in 1958, Attack along the way to becoming
Exploded, 1900 only. closing of the Naval Station
Squadron 44 has turned out a another "Hornet" alumnus.
NATTUnit-The Mouse That there, according to Mrs. Pearl steady stream of replacement With the assistance of Naval

Roared, 1900 only. Stone, Director of Nursing.Mrs. pilots, maintenance officers and Air Mobile Training units hereat
Hospital-Three Worlds of Gul Stone urges nurses, especially -
enlisted maintenance trainees NAS Jax and Cecil Field, the .
liver, 1900 only. those married to under the "Hornet" banner. trainee receives a very comp- :> >..

Tuesday Sept. 19 servicemen in the area, who Training is a never ending rehensive course of formal class-

Mainside-From The Terrace, are interested in working at process for the men of VA-44, room instruction in familiarization ,
"
"'A'
1900 only. their profession to contact her and approximately 1,200 enlisted and maintenance in con- SUPPLY PERSONALITY-

NATTUnit-The Day The Sky at the Clay Memorial Hos- trainees have been qualified in junction with his rate and air- Norman Sylvia AKC Material

Exploded, 1900 only. pital. all phases of maintenance on craft type. has Division been Supply accorded Department honors

Hospital-The Mouse That A4D and AD type attack air- The squadron, although "earth- Supply Personality of the as

Roared, 1900 only.WedneldaySept.20. craft for placement with At- boUnd" in a sense, is well repre- Month. Chief Sylvia a Navy
Comdr. Forbes Is lantic Fleet squadrons. Personnelin sented throughout the Atlantic career man since 1942. was
more than 24 units of the. Fleet by "Hornet" trained per- selected for the honor for his
Mainside-Holiday For Lovers, superior
performance in
Atlantic Fleet are numbered sonnel; its contribution toward organ
1900 only. New VA-176.CO Izing and supervising Stores
I II among the alumni of the "Hor keeping the Fleet in a high Unit 12. Capt. James J. Davis
NATTUnit-From The Terrace
I nets" of which the officers and state of operational readiness. Jr.. Supply Officer, Informed
I 1900 only. Comdr. Robert J. Stegg was men of VA-44 are duly proud. Sylvia of his selection last
; Hospital-The Day The Sky relieved of command twice on The Indoctrination and Train- Thursday.

ti Exploded, 1900 only. Monday in dual ceremonies at ing Division is the hub of all Wives
NAS Field. Navy
Cecil this activity. Here the traineeis Chief Sylvia
First he turned over the'post received, indoctrinated and
Night Classes Set of Commander Carrier Air Group scheduled for the various phasesof CornerThe

"acting" capacity since May 22, training required for his rate. 1 Selected For

At Forrest High 1961, to Comdr. H. E. Greer; All enlisted trainees are assignedto
Jacksonville Navy Wives
then he was succeeded as 'commanding the I&T Division for approximately Supply HonorThe
Adult night school classes are Club held its monthly business
officer of NAS Jax- 30 days before assignment -
now being offered at Forrest meeting at the Dewey Park club
based CVG-10 component, At- to their future duty Supply Department's Per-
High School, located at Wescon- house on Wednesday evening of
tack Squadron 176, by Comdr. stations. sonality of the Month is Norman
nett Blvd. and Bob Lockett last week with the entire session
B. B. Forbes. I Sylvia, chief aviation
Drive. The various divisions of the being devoted to matters con- storekeeper -
The CVG-10 commander of the "Material Division.He .
Courses included in the High new Maintenance Department facil- cerning the coming National Con-
Comdr. Greer joined the unit was selected for the award
School Review, leading to a diploma itate on-the-job training, in type vention.
from the Industrial College of for his superior performance in
are available. Also classesin aircraft, commensurate with each Mrs. John Diy, chaplain for
typing;; shorthand; bookkeeping the Armed Forces, Washington, trainee's rate, which is no small the group, announced a Ward organizing and supervising Stores
D. C. Comdr. Forbes comes to Unit 12 and was cited for his
; sewing; :chop courses, including project for permanent personnelof Party scheduled for Ward B-3
VA-176 from the Naval War performance as the immediate
photography; are now each division. Each man in at the Naval Hospital on September :
being offered. College, Newport, R. I. the Maintenance Department hasa 12. military supervisor of all enlisted -

Courses are held on Tuesdayand Comdr. Stegg is scheduled to two-fold job. Besides main- Announcement of a covered personnel in the south

Thursday evenings. More information join the super-carrier USS Independence taining squadron aircraft in an dish luncheon at the club house storage area.

may be obtained by for duty as Air "up status", he is also instructor, on September 12 was also made His military leadership and
calling SP 1-3000. Operations Officer. taking "under his wing" the by Mrs. Roger Murphy. personal example was said to be
superior in every respect by

Capt. James J. Davis Jr., Supply
Officer, who informed Chief
\ Sylvia of his selection last Thurs-

-., t._. day. _
.4 ) '. Chief Sylvia is a native of New

Jr 4 : Bedford Mass., and has been in

the Navy since January, 1942.
During his Navy career, he has

ss sS served on many ships and shore

, activities. He holds several

11 awards, among which is the
,1 Humane Action Medal for par-
ticipation in the Berlin Airliftin
'ets
1949.
lr Capt. Davis i congratulated

Iet Sylvia on his selection as Supply

Personality of the Month, and
: : r Y 4 > 'r7 f i I Iy expressed his appreciation for

the outstanding job that he has
1 s ,.., ,,, I Ie
% y r '' done here at the Naval Air Sta-
fs % s
\
.. y7 4, y riXCr n.rrr............_ .. ..... r 'L. i1w ....:.j tion.As
at THEY MADE THE GRADE-Actually, they made the rank from enlisted to commissioned status. In the photo at left. Donald a momento of the occasion,
1e F. Kennebeck. former AE1 of Naval Air Mobile Training Group Detachment 1058 here at NAS, has his new insignia of rank pinned Sylvia was presented a scale
el on by his wife (left), and mother after being promoted to ensign through the Officer Integration Program In the NAS commanding model of the North American
officer's office on Monday. His mother and father Journeyed here from Minnesota for the occasion. In the photo at right Phillip A3J "Vigilante" jet through the
LIe H. Tibbetts (right), former PHC with VAP-62, receives congratulations and a cap and collar bars presents from his shipmates from
Comdr. John E. Cousins squadron CO on his being commissioned an ensign last week under the Limited Duty Officer Program. Both courtesy of North American
men will now attend an eight-week Officer Indoctrination Course at Pensacola. After that Ens. Tibbetts will report to VAP.61 on. Aviation, Inc., and their local
Guam and Ens. Kennebeck to the USS Currituck for duty. representative.i .



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I ii: : Fancy Feats With Cards'




: :* Passes Time For Fan ton


Twenty-two year-old Wayne Fanton of VP-30 is a man

of many talents. In addition to his photographic background,
which he intends to utilize in the Navy, Fanton is an avid

I '." chess player, bowler, magician and stereo enthusiast. But
'i..>. above all he's an expert contract bridge player.

I .. .'"\., ".' ti.rr 21 Book learning was his first
. : wf experience in this most compli-

cated card game. He played his If Fa'Ask

I. (' "''''',N.;,' .,\ first hand in a tournament after
reading several volumes on the
l
AI hake at. This was a year and a Us
o, from which time he

has progressed to a point wherehe In view of the current pos-

stands to accomplish the title sibility of an atomic attack on
'>om" n "" K UNCANNY CARD CAPERS-. of "Master" within two months. the United States, what do you

Wayne Fanion, AA of Patrol Conventional games such as think is the most important stepor
Squadron 30 is shown in these bridge are not the only use he steps that should be taken

Local 'Navy News' Radio two last photos week as to he Jax demonstrated Air News obtains from a deck of cards, as now by residents, cities and

staffers and other onlookers, his proven to those witnessing his towns, and military installationsto
facility for handling a deck of sleight-of-hand tricks, which prepare for such an attack?

Program Changes TimeThe cards between ileighl-of.hand would put TV's "Maverick" in "With all these new houses
i k
t r c f, completely baffling
everyone. Fanton ii an accomplished the shade. Magic has been a hob- being built, I think construction
magician and tournament by of his for the past seven companies should build basements -
heard twice
News" daily Monday
"Navy program, ,
bridge in addition .
player
through Friday, via radio station WIVY in Jacksonville, is to numerous other hob. years.In p, ,, 10 to 15
now being broadcast at 0900 and 1700 daily, immediately bies. Anyone for poker? his remaining spare time, Fk 4 feet deep to

following the Mutual network news. Fanton succeeded in building a .'....'.."...:. I serve as shelters -
Inaugurated in November of professional type stereo record :,:." i for families -
last year, the program is broad- tenant commands at NAS Jax, Prosise Receives player, and has managed to ': :':. t1 ; and their
and Y
are urged to report news
cast live from the NAS Jax boost his bowling average to 180. ." neigh-,
Information to the SIO. It ..," ;
may ;
.ha bors.
Service Information Office. The ;, Militaryinstalla
'
be given either by phone, ex- First Before in
"Navy News" program has the NATTU enlisting the Navy, 'y _. .; 71;; -
tensions 272/656 or by simple :
Fanton attended in $
college .
pre- : tions and civil
':""
distinction of being the longest ... ,.v.J:
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sustained regularly scheduled memo. Cooperation in gatheringand paration for a course in electri- Lawrence aut h o r i-

Navy news radio broadcast in the reporting news is earnestly STAR PromotionEdward cal engineering, but dropped out ties should have storehouses for
history of the Navy in Jack sought of all hands in order that after a year to enroll in photo- canned foods and water to be

sonville. Since November of last the Navy may take full advantage C. Prosise, aviation graphy school in New York City. prepared for an attack. Civilians,

year over 400 broadcasts have of this wonderful opportunity electrician's mate second class, During this two year period as especially school children', shouldbe
to tell the story of I is a student, he tutored adults in atomic attack."
been beamed to Jacksonville I the first man attached to the trained for an
audiences via the WIVY pro- the Navy' it's men and women, Naval Air Technical Training bridge and conducted tourna- Nathan R. Lawrence, GMI, Sta-

gram. WIVY is at 1050 on the and its civilian employees. Unit here at NAS Jax for instruction ments. tion, MAA."I .

in that unit's AE-B myself, would build a
After
making rate next year,
dial.The program is devoted to Return Empty Pop School to be advanced to petty he plans to try for a commis- shelter and pass decontaminationand
Navy news of local and national officer second class under the sion through the NESEP Pro- other literature among the
interest of other services STAR (Selective Training and people so that >::;
; news ; gram, and a Navy career. 10J
special features; interviews; and Bottles To Rack To Retention) Program.He they would W'i, <" "':' '''':J
.
on-the-spot reports on dramatic reported to NATTU for know what to. I
happenings. The news is delivered Save Welfare $'sIt the school from Light Photo- Marine Wives Club Plans do before and .':' t:i::
the SIO staff. after atomic (0.:
by graphic Squadron 62 at Cecil an '..\;
All Navy and Marine Corps has ben reported that carelessness Field in November 1960 wherehe Meeting For Sept. 18 attack. I think r >r;:
activities in the Jacksonvillearea and negligence in the was reenlisted under the that all military :::: ;

including departments andClassified handling of empty soft drink bot- STAR Program for six years on Members of the Enlisted Ma- installations i; ;..,:.,, : ;, .i '
tle is an abuse of vending ma- rine Wives Club will hold their should ":'
September 13, 1960. I :i : ;:
chine service that is made avail- regular business meeting on make sure that Potter"
> able for the convenience of NAS Upon satisfactorily completing Monday, September 18, at 2000 I they have enough shelters for

. : : Naval per son n e 1. Specifically, the course of instruction and in Building 572 here on the Sta all their people." Clarence E.

empty bottles thrown on the graduating on September 1,1961, tion.An Potter, BTC, USS Jonas Ingram.

For Sale golf course and in the rough he automatically became eligiblefor election of officers will be "One of the things a person

Normandy Vllage-3! bdrm, CBS, 2 there recently have resulted in and was promoted to second held at that time and all mem- should do is have sufficient can-
bath, 923 Le Brun Drive. damage to the course's maintenance class that day. bers are urged to attend. ned foods. People should also
Normandy 3
Villag.-lIcrf equity
bdrm, 2 bath, A. L. Eulenfeld, EV 97175. equipment and the broken ... have canned water stored away
y.yy.}4vy4yf' ww}}} an2}!+>+Yx.}; .w r>ro 4 }x; c4 *'a. }Y RyS ,w" .4gw :>
Oak Hill Terrace-3 bdrm, 2 bath, glass making golfing there haz- and everyone
2-car gar, Lt. Dave landmemr, SP ardous ot personnel. {k+}i:%irx : .
should know
14973. Approximately 30 percent of 1 }., r ... ... .r. ....Lk f.: { ;;>
6 :; ;:{;%ry4Yt: : }:{R 4': : {};fF .. .' ,, their evacua
Ortega Hills-3 bdrm, terms arranged ; fY:
to suit, EV 89027. the Navy Exchange profits for 1 1nn ption;: point in
1960 Trailer-3 bdrm, 1 11,1 bath, $69 August 1961 that will be returned !'.., cases theya'
per mOl CO 4-6429. ta the Station Welfare >:_
Being Trans-Mutt tell Immed, 3 bdrm, Fund, is said to have been derived <; .' X"3." should be
1 % bath, kit equip, $200 Equity, $80 from the bottle vending "'.xevacuated.. .. : : Another -
per mOl D. L. Childt, SP 1.3104 or Ext. < "')
234. machine operations.: A substan- Sr : :;:i, good

For Rent tial amount of these profits are thing to have
f.
1.J
Jax Beach-unfurn, 3 bdrm, upr, 218 used to finance the operation of ,; : : "'f ,.
13th Ave N, Padrick, EV 7-3658 after the golf course.Personnel Skinner is a transistor
1615. radio to keep up with what's
Lakeihore bdrm, kit equip opt, $90 can Help protect this going on. Military installations
per mo, children, unfurn, avail; N. R. source of profit, lequired to 4 already have their shelters but
Willis, EV 95954. maintain the operation of the 9i2.q. ( n
Orange Park-furn, 8601 Roosevelt golf course and other welfare military personnel should know
Blvd, Mrs. Ehlan. 4 4 } where to go. They should be
and recreation facilities
Murray Hill-3 bdrm, kit equip, $75 by returning aware of their evacuation points
empty bottles to bottle
EV 7-3909 after 1700.
per mOl
and shelter areas"
2897 Forbes St.-3 rmi, bath, furn, racks. Capt. RichardF.
apt SP 14245. Skinner, Officer in Charge,
1023 Rubel St.-2 rmi, bath, furn apt. MFC School, MAD, NATTU.

SP 557 14245.Oak St.-furn apt, adults, $11.50per Navy Getting New "What can they do? They already -
wk or $45 per mo, Mr. Cunning : % have bomb shelters in.

ham, EV 89886. Landing Craft _ 4 large cities. Suburbanites and
By Appt. 3 bdrm, kit equip, 08()(). 4' ., fk
smalltowners should
1630, Cedar Hills EV 8-6402 after 1730. With Modern HullA s convert
5934 Wetconnett Blvd.-1 bdrm, furn their cellars
apt, $70 per MOl Mri. Oakley, SP new landing craft, which into bomb
1.1106. will use an air pocket under its shelters or else
Lakeshore Cottage-2 bdrm, kit equip, hull to reduce friction, increase build a gen-
unfurn EV 98357.
New Home-3 bdrm, many extras, $85 speed, and provide greater eral public
of operation is being bomb in
per mOl CO 4-9887. economy shelter
This 'n' That designed and constructed for : OLD AND THE NEW-Modes of transportation, that is. the area where
Sea Duty Swap-from Quonset Pt, Here Comdr. W. W. Honour Commanding Officer of Jax.baied K
the Navy. they' live. Military
R. I., to tame In Jax area, 2 yrs to complete Patrol Squadron 18, tries out the local time-honored mode of -
this hitch, F. J. AAoichella, ADR3, Expected to be ready for test transportation, the camel, at Ben Guerir Air Base Morocco, under installations -
VS-31, % FPO N.w York, N.Y. and evaluation soon, the craft the wing of one of his squadron planes during a recent exercise are all DeVoss
Ride W.nted-from Joffre Dr., Normandy will resemble, above water, the that took he and members of his squadron there. VP-18. deploy set as far as I am concerned."
Village, to Hangar 122, O&R, LCVP (Landing Craft- ed at NAF Sigonella, Sicily, since May of this year, where they
0700-1530, A. Jones, Ext. 633. or 388 present are working with NATO forces and the U.. & Sixth Fleet, are Douglas I. DeVoss, FA, Senior
3140. Vehicle, Personnel). expected to return to NAS Jax in October. Chaplain's Office.r' .




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Flier Softbaliers lAX AIRNEWS 75 Linksters TeeOffIn

Stopped Cold In SPORTS


6ND TournamentHost 6ND Golf Tourney



Sixth NAS Naval Charleston District coppedthe Soft- : Wednesday morning signaled the beginning of the four-

ball Tournament last week, after day Sixth Naval District Golf Tournament Here at NAS
losing their first Jax. Over 75 linksters are out on the Station course vieing
game, then ,
winning five in a row for the h- tom.w 4 4JLiL for firsts in the Men's Open, Senior or Women's divisions.
Among the many outstandingentries

win.The Mainside To listed, locals Lew Gifford
Jax Navy Fliers had a Gym and Bill Scarbrough, both for
tough time of it there, losing two mer National Publinx title con-

games straight. In the first fra- Open Next Week tenders, are expected to do more

cas, the Fliers lost to Pensacola, than well. Mary Bisenius of the

9-2, then plummeted to the bot- For Recreation Navy Hospital, last year's All
tom and out of the tournamentafter Navy Women's Division cham-

a defeat by Charleston, The Mainside gym will be pion, will defend that title this

8-1. opening again Monday or Tues- year, and A. A. Cipolat of
Two local men, first basemanSid day after a dormant period this NATTU is favored to stroke his

Kramer, and catcher Bill summer. Preparations are now way to the senior title.
Morris were snatched up by being made to perk up the At last count, eleven commandsare

Charleston however, to play in place, including a refinishingjob represented in the event
the South Atlantic Regional on the hardwoods. which expires this Saturday. Tro-

Tourney now being played in Basketball and table tennis phies will be awarded by Comdr.
Norfolk. equipment will be available for W. J. Schub, NAS Commanding
off duty recreation, in addi- Officer.

; tion to the volleyball facilities From here, the winners of each

9 P O R which are being made ready for division will travel to Norfolkto
the approaching intramural sea- compete in the South Atlantic
son. If you feel like punching a Regional, September 19-21.
bag, they have those too.
1. Only once has the Rose Definite office hours have not

Bowl football classic been % yet been established due to the IH Pigskin Race

played at a site other than Pasadena shortage of personnel, but are
I Calif. Name the place and expected to remain more or less
[ participating schools. the same as last season.AllNavy Due To Kick-Off

2. Who was the National League -!

batting champion in 1943 September 25
[and again in 1946 Golf
Mainside intramural touch
3. What is former world mid-
football will begin September
|dleweight'champion Tony Zale's
real name? At PensacolaThe 25, with two leagues of eight
"PLAYBOY" KEGLER Tony Perrott.pf NAS Admin's teams each.
4. The light heavyweight class Playboys, who rolled the high game-series last week in intra- 1961 All-Navy Golf Tour- Last season's winner, the Air
n boxing came into being in mural bowling competition with a 244-629, was caught in this
nament will be held at NAS Force 679th, might find the
903. Who the first champion pursed-lip position as he concentrated on his game. To date, he's
was knocking down an average of 210. Pensacola September 26-29 and going a bit rougher this trip.
? all commands that are eligibleand Hurt by the loss of seve fal of
5. What professional boxer desire to participate have their key players and faced bya

olds the record of the shortest IM Keglers Playing It been requested to submit entries larger opposition, these fellows
"
ght with gloves? not later than September are in for uphill bat-

(Answers to Quiz)
22.The tle.Most
Station commanding officer of the participating teams

5 ri'c0i' uj ;no wIt pajjoousj spuo: Close For Second WeekThe there has been designatedhost have been practicing for several
uauoddo for the tournament and the weeks, trying to smooth out plays
.Pi1! 'uonuAtdlu1{ ;
Special Service Officer is tourna- and get into shape. One thing'sfor
'M'lo, -I3UJO3 atn PJBMOJ paqstu second week of ten-pin clatter at the Mainside !
ernno0:: '9t6t uI 'aanno3:: tv 'S bowling alleys saw competition remain just as tight as the ment director. sure. The president will be
'3ToIaQ week before with few shutouts. Play will be in accordance with pleased to see everyone play-
the rules of golf approved by ing his if he visits .the
game
.' E06I uJ ann aq; .101 cOD3W1I :: A/C Maint. "A" swept Com-:
? paulodno ;oo1 'i{Jet 't FairJax "A" 4-0, to retain their I Local the U. S. Golf Association. Station this season.
unblemished record in the Strongmen
'JSClIUZ uupoU uoqtUV 'C'sIPoulpJe I
American League, and Spades I
::>
hnoiis am jo tUIsnw UBJS 'Z Aces lumped the Leathernecks"A" Sought To ,FormA
4-0, for the only other blank
'91 score in that circuit. In remain-
oZ 9na{ pouMop 9;e;s uo3ajQul
ing A. L. Action, the Electrons 'Lifter' ClubThose
'N 'weqJna ( pa eld SUM burned the Playboys 3-1, and qs n
m MOg asoH atn Zt61 uI 'I Dispensary dumped the Mola- 45. ;
interested in weight .
rolas 3-1. Two broke tv
games even, lifting will be glad to know thata Nry ,( s
AUW and the Sky War- s4 !
Swimming Pools Ops '9r S"
new club is about to be organized -
riors, plus Admin's MAA and the
at the Indoor Pool build-
Set For Closing Pin Queens. ing.
V Continental League rolling
On September 17 sheets looked like this: The 3rd Now enlarged, the workout
Crewmen bumped Ops 4-0, and room features new and reconditioned -
The NAS Special Services all the rest tallied 3-1: Spartansover equipment, some of whichis
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Office has announced that all the Fireballs, Army ADA still to be delivered. Includedare
_
outdoor swimming pools will over Waves Brks, O&R over the prone benches, an incline j 4
be closed for the season on Untouchables, Hornets over Sup- bench, leg machine, lat machineand

Sunday, September 17. ply "A", Owl Hoots over A/C I an assortment of barbells
The Indoor Pool in Building Maint. "B", and the ComFairJax and dumbells. A platform floor
t 614 will remain open for Wa- "B" over the Grocers. has been laid to lessen the strainon jpfR

ter Safety Instruction for The first National League shut the feet. Closer shower facilities -

military personnel from 0800to outs of the season ,were recordedlast and the indoor pool add ; T
1630 Monday through Fri- week as VP-30 "C" whipped to the attractiveness of the new .

day, with recreational swim- A/C Maint. "C", and the Echoes location, which now can boastof +
ming allowed for both mili- romped over the Stingers 4-0. many of the same attractionsthat

tary personnel and their dependents In other league activity, the are advertised in expensive

from 1630 to 2000 Marines "B" bumped VP-16 3-1, health spas.

Monday through Friday, depending as did the Stingers over the Pay- What is needed for the programto

upon the availabilityof masters, and the Road Runnersover be a success is enough peo- !
life-guards, it was reported. VP-30 "B". The Pin Bonders ple interested in weightlifting

and Pan Handlers ended two or body building to volunteersome
Recreational swimming will up, and the Scope Dopes took of their free time to the
also be allowed in the Indoor NATTU 2 care and maintenance of the fa-
Pool from 1130 to 2000 on cilities. IMPENDING FITNESS TEST "NO SWEAT" Olympic
how Ma- John of Jax Hospital shows the
and from 1200 to A golfer was telling weightlifter Pulskamp Navy
Saturdays gellan went around the world in Additional information may be form here which won him the National AAU Middle Heavy.
2000 on Sundays and Holidays, weight Weightlifting title this year at Cleveland Ohio. Dr. Puls.
isn't bad he obtained from Chief Scotliss at
"Which ,
also dependent upon available 1521- so kamp is one of several accomplished local lifters interested in
life-guards. said, "when you consider the Special Services, Building 704, forming a club aboard the Station and will certainly have "no
distance." or Ext. 512. sweat" passing the impending physical fitness test.



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j FLEET RESERVEASSOCIATION t 'Swy 'Y3'v DOD WillContinued

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under the agencies management.It .
was estimated that if all of
Yukon Branch 126, Fleet Re- these items are eventually

serve Association, will celebrate brought under the new agency,
its 12th anniversary on Satur- the total value of the integrated

day, September 16, with a partyat management inventory could, approximate -
the NAS Jax Skeet Club. J. $21 billion-more than

.U. Murphy, chairman of the five times the total value of the

party'committee says the ladiesof present integrated management
Unit 126, the branch auxili- inventory of $3.7 billion-and

ary, are planning and preparinga would result in a posible inven-

"batch of goodies" for the affair tory reduction of between $2 and
: which will begin at 2000 $4 billion.

and end at 0200. Donations for Under the plan, each military

the get-together have been sug- service will retain control over

guested for a dollar per couple. p fit the development and manage-
Branch 126 got its start back ment of its assigned weapons

In 1949 when a charter was systems as well as items of criti-

granted to 20 original 'members. cal importance in the operationof
It has continued to grow since r ', such systems.

that time and now boasts more The director of the new De-

than 1,000 members. Branch fense Supply Agency will be appointed -

president, Walter Johnson, says P'yPvr by and report to the Sec-
he is going to "spare no ef- retary of Defense.

forts" in the continued successof The agency will be jointly

the branch. I : staffed exc pt as otherwise approved -
: :
The next regular meeting of by the Secretary, the Defense -

Branch 126 will be Thursday, > M Department:: said.
September 21. For further information -

: call Johnson at NAS Jax ActivitiesContinued
Ext. 8472 Harold
or McQuaig at
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Ext. 8219. k x. < ( from Page)

drive or can pledge the entire

Eight new members were initiated amount and pay directly to the
and congratulated on CC-UF': on a semi-annually,

their joining Branch 91, Fleet re. quarterly, or monthly basis.
Reserve Association, on Tues- : Military and civilian person-

day of last week. The new mem- nel last year responded in tre-

bers were J. M. Joyner, D. L. mendous fashion with a resound-

Petersen, R. F. Sorrell, L. E. ..wLTii ing contribution of $88,337 fora

Neal, E. F. Clausen, J. M. Whit- 115% effort.In .

ley, C. F. Klem, and R. F. a preliminary "pep talk" to
Shyver. commanding officers of partipating -
Branch President TOYS GALORE-Si. Nick and his trusty reindeers have taken up their vigil atop the en- commands, Rear Admiral
Carl Smith tranceway to the Navy Exchange's Toyland" in Building 514 at the corner of Enterprise Are., Carson pointed out that, "We
told the new members to take and Biscayne St.. here on the Station since it opened on August 31. to await that happy December
should this drive with
1 an interest in their shipmates day when he will make his annual round with Christmas toys and joys for good little girls support
1 and' through Branch facilitiesand boys. In the bottom photo is shown a portion of the more than 19,000 items that are stocked for the greatest possible enthusiasm.The .
committees Christmas shopping service personnel and their families. Items may be purchased on a convenient Navy is very definitely a
tion provide a solu- layaway plan and personnel are urged to shop early while the stock is complete. Toylaadls part of this community and we
.' to problems' that may arise open from 0900 to 1700 Monday through Friday and from 0900 to 1200 on Saturday.
derive much benefit from the
affecting all Navy and Marine
sioning. services rendered by the CC-
Corps personnel, both active and
retired. Newest NAS Squadron The squadron is commandecby UF."
Comdr. Barclay W. Smith Co-Chairmen for the 1962
Members were asked to sup- and assigned to Cecil Field- drive are Capt. J. J. Davis, Jr.

port and assist the Youth Ac- Already Claims FirstWith based CAG-13, which is com Supply Officers of NAS Jax;
tivities Committee in its Candy manded by Comdr. George C. and Leonard Eubanks, Industrials
Sale in progress to raise fundsto Watkins. When the Group i Relations Officer at NAS Jax.
support a little league team less than 10% of the expected total personnel on fully manned, it will consist ol

next year. board and only one aircraft currently assigned, Attack approximately 1,000 men, 175 which was established overnight.He .

The regular quarterly mem- Squadron 135, based here at NAS Jax after being commis- officers and about 85 aircraft. functioned as wing opera-
bership steak dinner for the shioned on August 21 as a unit of Carrier Air Group 13, tions officer for 18 months, and

Branch has been scheduled for is already showing its initial readiness for sea duty if as- New NAS upon returning to the states

October 7, with each member signed to the new carrier, USS Constellation, which Navy was ordered to Staff Commander -
that signs up or re-instates three officials are considering basing at Mayport Naval Station.The (Continued from Page 1)) Air Force, Pacific Fleet, as

members being given a free 14 officers and men cur- manding officer.In operations officer. '

steak dinner. rently on board are already assigned mission with their ver- January 1943, the captainwas A year as a student at the

considered satile AD-6 "Skyraider" aircraft. ordered to command Pat- Naval War College, Newport,

France has launched a 61-ton "plankowners" with VA-135 boasts the distinctionof rol Squadron 81 which operated R.I. preceded Captain Comp-
ton the; squadron and have expressed against submarine threat in the ton's assignment in the petro-
super-bathyscaph in
whichits being the first squadron of
'
scientists their willingness_ and Caribbean area. In Sept. 1943 leum war planning field to the
hope to
explore the the newly formed CAG-13 to fly
mination the squadron was deployed to Joint Staff Office of the Joint
greatest ocean depths known to to pack up and deter-I' operationally, this being done ,
the West Coast where Captain Chiefs of Staff
Washington, D.C.,
man.. on short notice to carry only one week after its commis-
Compton was ordered to com- after which he was ordered to
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.u mission and command Patrol
! the USS Thetis Bay (CVHA-1)
Bombing Squadron 115. This as skipper.

) squadron, equipped with land- CAPTAIN COMPTON assumed

plane Liberator, aircraft, was comand of the USS Bennington
to the South and
t: deployed I (CVA-20) in July 1958, following
Southwest Pacific combat
areas
which he assumed his duties
where active
operations againstthe
with the Joint Staff, Commanderin
t<: forces
Japanese were fon-
< Chief, Pacific.In .
duted. For individual actions
addition to his
designationas
against the enemy the captainwas
naval aviator, the new skip-
awarded the Distinguished
r. : Flying Cross, the Air Medal, anda per is a qualified helicopter pilot
and has indoctrination.
Gold Star in lieu of a second completed jet -
.
Air Medal.
I'i i Captain Compton is marriedto
\ ON RETURNING from the
the former Mary Frances Jonesof
j jI Pacific area in 1945, Captain
I Norfolk and Virginia Beach
) Compton was assigned to the ,
Va. They have one child, a
j Aviation Personnel Division of
daughter Barbara who will
attend
the Office of Chief of Naval I -
high school in Jacksonville.The .
jJ
This fol-
Operations. duty was
J family will reside in Quar-
lowed navi-
assignments
by as
SMALL BUT READY-Although only about 10% of its expected total personnel are cur ters K aboard the station.
7 rently aboard since its commissioning along with Carrier Air Group 13 on August 21. Attack gator aboard the USS Coral Sea
I Squadron 135 based here at NAS Jax, already claims the distinction of being the first squadron and as executive officer and act-
! of the newly formed CAG to fly operationally with its one assigned AD.6 "Skyraider." Members ing skipper of NAS Oceana, Va. "My wife," said one man, "is
i of the squadron shown here before their aircraft are (left to right), J. R. Tichenor SA: W. T. Del Upon the outbreak of the Ko- very poetic. She gets up at sun-
l lote SN G. J. Parker Jr.. A03: W. D. Barton. ADR2: F. C. Albaugh, PRC: Lt. R. Knepper Jr.. rise and 'Lo the morn' "
Comdr. Barclay W. Smith, squadron commander Lt. Glenn Robinson: Ltjg( ). T. M. Wofford: H. S. rean incident, Captain Compton "says, ,
Truman. ATCA: K. K. Heasley AN. TAD to the squadron from VF-32 at Cecil Field: C M. received orders as operations officer "Huh! said the other sadly.
: Oyenik Jr.. ADRAN: J. W. Johnson. PN2: and W. A. Roberts A02. of Fleet Air Wing Six "Mine says, 'Mow the lawn. "
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